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Poster: brewster Date: Sep 6, 2003 1:44am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Privacy concerns

Yes, this is an issue, and thank you for bringing it up.

our official policies are these:
http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/research/conferences/aps/removal-policy.html
http://www.archive.org/about/terms.php

But the underlying idea is we don't want of material in the wayback machine that the author would not have wanted in the archive in the first place.

Please have your friend send a note to info@archive.org with as specific urls as possible URL's, and the Archive staff will work through this.

-brewster

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Poster: monkeymoo Date: Sep 23, 2003 4:56am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Privacy concerns

Is it possible that my site is still archived, even though it is no longer available for public viewing? The address was geocities.com/rubsley. I asked for it to be removed last year - but now I want it back! Any input?

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Poster: dinky_linky Date: Oct 26, 2003 11:42am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Privacy concerns

You wanted it gone and now you want it back? I'd say you spent your allotment of favors.

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Poster: monkeymoo Date: Oct 26, 2003 9:50pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Privacy concerns

Anything to do with you?

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Poster: Surfin USA Date: Sep 8, 2003 11:22pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Privacy concerns

As the topic of privacy has been brought up, I have some questions too.

It seems to me that you only remove things from public display, rather than actually removing them from the archives themselves. I've put up a few personal sites in my time, and once Recall is connected to the full archive I'll be able to find them and request their removal. What worries me is that they'll still be around in the archives for researchers, historians, or anybody that pretends to be one. Perhaps in the future they'd be made public again too.

Is it not possible to remove something from any of your collections permanently? I never wanted any of these things to be archived in the first place.

On a similar note, do you also archive usenet posts? People have become used to being able to remove their old articles from Google/Deja if they desire. Lots of people have posted articles full of personal information without knowing at the time that they'd be archived by Google/Deja. They have then had them removed at a later date when they found out. Are these articles going to come back and haunt people via archive.org some time in the future? This would mean a lot of upset for a lot of people.